Naomi Shtilman

Qualified Mental Health Professional

Talk therapy plus mindful movement. Climbing Psychotherapy utilizes the latest findings from neuroscience to support creating new experiences and therefore new neuropathways in the brain!

Services

  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Child Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

I thoroughly enjoy utilizing multiple modalities to create a holistic treatment plan that is client-centered! All the work I do is trauma-informed, which includes understanding the brain and body, and how to develop skills for recovery. My education leaned towards psychodynamic, with a strong emphasis on understanding attachment. I then trained and practiced as an LGBT therapist integrating additional modalities, such as training in EMDR to understand trauma recovery better, and developing mindfulness practices both personally and as a clinician. Presently I am also a Ph.D. student studying Integral and Transpersonal Psychology, due to my interest in peak human experiences, such as self-actualization, transcendence, and the mystical experience.

My Background

I originally immigrated from the United Kingdom to the United States for a B.A in Visual Arts, then pursued an M.A in Counseling Psychology. I claim that art and psychology both find patterns and create experiences; therefore my equal joy in them makes sense. I trained and specialized in LGBTQ therapy while working at Queer Life Space in San Francisco, then moved north to Portland to take a position as an Intensive Community Treatment Therapist serving LGBTQ youth. During this time I was able to take clients indoor rock climbing and began combining physical meditative movement with psychotherapy. The success of Climbing Psychotherapy has propelled me to study; further, I will research through an Integral and Transpersonal Psychology Ph.D. program the neuroscience behind the shifts in consciousness that occur while climbing, and how they impact brain function and overall wellbeing.

Contact

  • 9712011362
  • Website
  • 21 NE 12th Ave
    Portland, OR 97232

At a Glance

  • Experience: 5 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Buckman
  • Rate: $120-/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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